Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Venojan "Veno" Suthesan 21, Toronto, York University student found shot dead outside Malvern high school
Toronto Police were called to Lester B. Pearson Collegiate on Tapscott Rd., in the Sheppard Ave. E. and Neilson Rd. area, for reports of multiple gunshots at 11:55 p.m. Sunday.
They found Venojan (“Veno”) Suthesan with obvious signs of trauma. Reports say he had been shot in the head. He died at the scene.
Suthesan was a student at York University’s Schulich School of Business.
“Veno was regarded as an incredibly bright, energetic, kind and compassionate individual, who was always there to help out his fellow students,” York president Rhonda Lenton said in a statement.
“On behalf of the entire York community, I extend my heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. The York University flag will be lowered to half-mast in his honour, and our team is reaching out to the community members who are most directly affected.”
Det. Andy Singh said Suthesan was not previously known to police.
Police say a man was seen fleeing down Washburn Way. He is described as having dark skin, 5-foot-10 with an average build, and wearing a light hoodie and khaki pants.
A dark-coloured vehicle was seen circling the area about 40 minutes before the murder, perhaps waiting for the victim, Singh said.
Suthesan is the city’s 35th murder victim of the year.
Anyone who saw him on Sunday or knows any information is asked to call police at 416-808-7400 or Crime Stoppers.
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